Polar Bear Snowmobile Safari from Longyearbyen

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: from 10 hrs to 12 hrs
Spoken languages: English, Norwegian, Swedish, German
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
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Activity description

Embark upon an adventure like no other and discover the land of the polar bear on this snowmobile safari in Svalbard, departing from Longyearbyen! Explore the Eastern Coast of the Arctic archipelago and travel a total of 180 km (112 miles) in the company of an experienced guide. 

Situated between the North Pole and Norway, the islands of Svalbard are home to approximately 3,000 polar bears who live around  Spitsbergen and Longyearbyen during the winter months. The best chance of catching a glimpse of these amazing creatures is on the East Coast in Spitsbergen, which is hard to access without guides due to its immense desert valleys.

Participants can choose between a 10-hour or a 12-hour (extreme) snowmobile safari, both departing from Longyearbyen with hotel pick-up, lunch, and gear included. Please note that these excursions can accommodate a maximum of 12 participants and that all drivers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license. 

Your adventure begins after being picked up at your hotel or meeting at the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by your experienced and knowledgeable guide. Once you've put on your gear, which includes a thermal suit, boots, helmet, goggles, and mittens, your guide will go over the day's itinerary and provide a safety briefing in addition to an introduction to snowmobiling. Then, the fun begins! Feel the rush of adrenaline and the cold winter air as you travel through the Arctic landscape at high speeds. 

On this snowmobile adventure, your expert guide will lead the way Eastwards, travelling across glaciers and seemingly eternal valleys of ice. The ride is long but easy and accessible to all levels of fitness. You and your group will stop at the top of the glaciers to take in the magnificent panorama of the uninhabited islands of Barents and Edgeøya.

Please note that in the realm of the polar bears, everyone must remain on guard. Your guide will keep constant vigilance and you will observe these majestic creatures from afar with binoculars. In this region, where we are mere guests to the polar bears who roam the ice, surrounded by wild sea and ancient glaciers, we get to experience the real Svalbard.

For an unforgettable Arctic experience, book this unique polar bear snowmobile safari from Longyearbyen in beautiful Svalbard today! 

Offers

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Snowmobile Safari
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This snowmobile safari is approximately 10 hours long and covers a distance of 180 km (112 miles). 

Course of events

- Choose between a hotel pick or meet at the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre in Longyearbyen

- Meet your experienced guide

- Put on your gear (thermal suit, boots, helmet, goggles, and mittens)

- Itinerary, safety briefing, and introduction to snowmobiling

- The adventure begins!

- Set out towards the Königsbergbreen Glacier, travelling through the ravines of Eskerdalen and Sassendalen, as well as the glacier of Rabotbreen

- Lunch break

- Return to Longyearbyen

Activity requirements

Please be advised that all drivers must bring a valid driver's licence and must be at least 18 years old. 

In addition, please note that Norway has a zero-tolerance policy for driving a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. 

Wearing a base layer in 100% wool, a mid-layer in wool, down or fleece and thick woollen socks is highly recommended. Also, it is possible to bring a small backpack.

Special terms

Participants can purchase an optional snowmobile insurance policy for 200 NOK. With this option, you will be insured in any case of an accident. If you wish to share a snowmobile as a driver and passenger, then you only need insurance for one person. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

There are a total of 6 snowmobiles available for this excursion. In case you are booking as a group, please be aware that there can be only 6 drivers. Each snowmobile can accommodate a driver and passenger. Please note, that the driver and passenger can switch throughout the activity (provided the passenger also has a valid driver's license).

Pick-up is available at the following locations, please specify when booking:

Radisson BLU Polar Hotel
Basecamp Hotel
Gjestehuset 102
Coal Miners Cabin
Funken Lodge
Cruise port
Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
Svalbard Hotel – Polfareren
Svalbard Hotel – The Vault
Svalbard Tourist Information Centre

Do not forget to bring
  • Driver licence
  • Gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal fleece
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

10 hrs

Minimum age:

From 12 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up (please specify when booking) or the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
  • Balaclava
  • Mask
  • Boots
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch
Excluded:
  • Insurance (please see special terms)
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Extreme Snowmobile Safari
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This snowmobile safari is approximately 12 hours long and covers a distance of 200 km (124 miles). Since participants will be outdoors for the duration of the excursion, prior snowmobiling experience is recommended.

Course of events

- Choose between a hotel pick or meet at the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre in Longyearbyen

- Meet your experienced guide

- Put on your gear (thermal suit, boots, helmet, goggles, and mittens)

- Itinerary, safety briefing, and introduction to snowmobiling

- The adventure begins!

- Set out towards the Königsbergbreen Glacier, travelling through the ravines of Eskerdalen and Sassendalen, as well as Rabotbreen Glacier

- Lunch break

- Return to Longyearbyen

Activity requirements

Please be advised that all drivers must bring a valid driver's licence and must be at least 18 years old. 

In addition, please note that Norway has a zero-tolerance policy for driving a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. 

Wearing a base layer in 100% wool, a mid-layer in wool, down or fleece and thick woollen socks is highly recommended. Also, it is possible to bring a small backpack.

Special terms

Participants can purchase an optional snowmobile insurance policy for 200 NOK. With this option, you will be insured in any case of an accident. If you wish to share a snowmobile as a driver and passenger, then you only need insurance for one person. The minimum required age for passengers is 12.

There are a total of 6 snowmobiles available for this excursion. In case you are booking as a group, please be aware that there can be only 6 drivers. Each snowmobile can accommodate a driver and passenger. Please note, that the driver and passenger can switch throughout the activity (provided the passenger also has a valid driver's license).

Pick-up is available at the following locations, please specify when booking:

Radisson BLU Polar Hotel
Basecamp Hotel
Gjestehuset 102
Coal Miners Cabin
Funken Lodge
Cruise port
Mary Ann´s Polarrigg
Svalbard Hotel – Polfareren
Svalbard Hotel – The Vault
Svalbard Tourist Information Centre

Do not forget to bring
  • Driver licence
  • Gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Thermal underwear
  • Thermal fleece
Sensation Level:

Extreme

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

12 hrs

Minimum age:

From 12 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up (please specify when booking) or the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre

Included:
  • Snowmobile
  • Suit
  • Goggles
  • Helmet
  • Mittens
  • Balaclava
  • Mask
  • Boots
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch
Excluded:
  • Insurance (please see special terms)
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by credit card or Paypal

Meeting point

Hotel pick-up (please specify when booking) or the Svalbard Tourist Information Centre Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule

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  • 5 / 5

La expedición a la costa este de la isla es una experiencia única e imprescindible en Svalbard

  • 5 / 5

Wir hatten das große Glück auf unserer Tour eine Eisbären Mutter mit ihrem junge zu beobachten. Für uns ein einzigartiges Erlebnis das wir so schnell nicht vergessen werden. Eli war ein Top guid und hat uns vorab über die Route und den Ablauf informiert. Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe von 4 schnee mobilen und das war perfekt. Eli hat uns ein perfektes Mittagessen serviert, Curry Hühnersuppe mit Olivenbrot. Zum Vergleich, bei anderen Anbietern wird häufig Trockenfutter gereicht. Als kleinen zwischen Snack gab es Rentier Herz. Man konnte auch richtig erkennen was es auch für den Guide für ein glücksmoment war diese Eisbären Mutter zu entdecken. Echt menschliche. Vielen Dank für diesen faszinierenden Tag. Unvergesslich

  • 5 / 5

Fantastic trip to the east coast of Spitsbergen. Certainly got the adrenaline flowing at times. Fast moments on the vehicle across this magnificent terrain. Fantastic views and quite ‘hairy’ at times. Highly recommended.